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228 people died of AIDS in Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, Sept 10 � At least 228 people affected with full blown AIDS have died in Mizoram during the past two decades, officials said today.

Out of 1,58,220 blood samples tested since October, 1990 till July this year, 6,014 people were found to be infected with the dreaded virus, Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) Project Director Eric Zomawia said.

Zomawia said that 118 new HIV infections were detected during July this year alone and almost 70 per cent of those infected with HIV got infected through sexual contact.

While covert commercial sex workers and their customers were still the highest risk groups, intravenous drug users also easily contacted and propagated the virus, Zomawia said. �PTI

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228 people died of AIDS in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Sept 10 � At least 228 people affected with full blown AIDS have died in Mizoram during the past two decades, officials said today.

Out of 1,58,220 blood samples tested since October, 1990 till July this year, 6,014 people were found to be infected with the dreaded virus, Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) Project Director Eric Zomawia said.

Zomawia said that 118 new HIV infections were detected during July this year alone and almost 70 per cent of those infected with HIV got infected through sexual contact.

While covert commercial sex workers and their customers were still the highest risk groups, intravenous drug users also easily contacted and propagated the virus, Zomawia said. �PTI